It is immersed in an evocative landscape between wind-shaped granite masses and imposing forests of holm and cork oaks, wild olives and Mediterranean shrubs. Telti is a typical hill town of Gallura, populated by over 2000 inhabitants – in part scattered in the surrounding countryside – who make their living mainly through farming and shepherding. Local companies specializing in fresh pasta and granite, iron and wood products are currently experiencing a strong growth. Telti has been an autonomous municipality since 1963, when it broke off from Tempio Pausania. Its name derives from Tertium, which was a Roman military station on the fork in the Olbia-Gemellae road. In the Medieval Period, it became Villa Torcis, a village involved in a long war in the 14th century between the Crown of Aragon and the Giudicato of Arborea. The modern town is of recent construction.